Burger King Hit With Civil Rights Suit Over 'Fake' $10 Bill

Law360, Boston (May 15, 2018, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Burger King Corp. was hit with a nearly $1 million civil rights suit Tuesday in a Massachusetts state court by a homeless black man who says he was arrested and jailed for three months after trying to buy breakfast with a $10 bill a restaurant employee said was fake, but turned out to be real.

Emory Ellis, 37, tried to buy breakfast at a downtown Boston Burger King in November 2015, but the worker behind the counter thought the old $10 bill he had been handed was counterfeit, according to the complaint filed Tuesday morning in Suffolk Superior Court. Ellis said...

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